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Windows 11 for Enterprise Administrators - Second Edition

By : Manuel Singer, Jeff Stokes, Steve Miles, Thomas Lee, Richard Diver
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Windows 11 for Enterprise Administrators - Second Edition

By: Manuel Singer, Jeff Stokes, Steve Miles, Thomas Lee, Richard Diver

Overview of this book

Windows 11 comes with a plethora of new security measures, customizability, and accessibility features that can help your organization run more smoothly. But, without a proper introduction to this new version of Windows, it’s easy to miss the most important improvements, along with configuration options that will make migrating to Windows 11 frictionless. Windows 11 for Enterprise Administrators helps you understand the installation process, configuration methods, deployment scenarios, and management strategies. You’ll delve into configuring Remote Server Administration Tools for remote Windows Server and Azure Active Directory management. This edition emphasizes PowerShell's role in automating administrative tasks, and its importance in Windows 11 and Windows Server management. It also provides comprehensive insights into Windows 11 updates, including Version 21H2 and 22H2, contrasting them with Windows 10, ensuring your knowledge stays current with the latest enhancements in the Windows ecosystem. By the end of this book, you'll be well-equipped with Windows 11's vital technologies and potentials, enabling you to adeptly oversee and implement these attributes within your company.
Table of Contents (13 chapters)
Chapter 9: Advanced Configurations

Getting help

One feature that stood out when Microsoft first unveiled Windows PowerShell was the built-in help system. PowerShell comes with a Get-Help cmdlet. If you run it with no parameters, you can see a description of how to use the Get-Help cmdlet. But if you use Get-Help with the name of a cmdlet, you get help with that cmdlet. The built-in help system is invaluable, as it tells you what the cmdlet does, which inputs it takes, and what it outputs. With thousands of cmdlets to choose from, using Get-Help is much simpler than trying to remember them all, as shown in the following screenshot:

Figure 2.10 – Using Get-Help

Figure 2.10 – Using Get-Help

The help information quickly references what the cmdlet does and its calling syntax. You can also get examples and more detailed information, as shown in Figure 2.10.

You can also add help information to your scripts, which enables a script’s user to use Get-Help and get details about the script. You achieve this by adding a special block of help text at the start of the script.

Another great feature of PowerShell’s help system is that you can update the help text. The PowerShell help system enables the authors of the various scripts and commands you use to update help text and place it online. Then you use the Update-Help cmdlet to download the updates onto your system.

You may also note that there is very little help text the first time you use PowerShell. The reason for this is that PowerShell, by default, ships with minimal help text, which reduces the size of the PowerShell installation package. Once you first use any version of PowerShell on a system, you can download the most up-to-date help information, but only where you need it.

For more information on PowerShell’s help system, see